Coin Pursuit | Bitcoin Acceptance By Country

  • Country
  • Continent
  • Standard Currency
  • Bitcoins Accepted?
  • Acceptance Notes
  • Afghanistan
  • Asia
  • Afghan Afghani
  • Yes
  • Akroitiri and Dhekelia
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Albania
  • Europe
  • Albanian Lek
  • Yes
  • Algeria
  • Africa
  • Algerian Dinar
  • Yes
  • American Samoa
  • Oceania
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Andorra
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Angola
  • Africa
  • Angolan Kwanza
  • Yes
  • Anguilla
  • North America
  • East Caribbean Dollar
  • Yes
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • N/A
  • No
  • No official sovereignty or trade
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • North America
  • East Caribbean Dollar
  • Yes
  • Argentina
  • South America
  • Argentine Peso
  • Maybe
  • Considered money, but not legal currency
  • Armenia
  • Europe
  • Armenian Dram
  • Yes
  • Aruba
  • North America
  • Aruban Florin
  • Yes
  • Ashmore and Cartier Islands
  • Oceania
  • Australian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Plans to tax cryptocurrency transactions in progress
  • Austria
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Azerbaijan
  • Europe
  • Azerbaijani Manat
  • Yes
  • Bahamas
  • North America
  • Bahamian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Bahrain
  • Asia
  • Bahrain Dinar
  • Yes
  • Bangladesh
  • Asia
  • Bangladeshi Taka
  • Yes
  • Barbados
  • North America
  • Barbados Dollar
  • Yes
  • Belarus
  • Europe
  • Belarusian Ruble
  • Yes
  • Belgium
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • No government intervention planned
  • Belize
  • North America
  • Belize Dollar
  • Yes
  • Benin
  • Africa
  • West African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Bermuda
  • North America
  • Bermudian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Bhutan
  • Asia
  • Bhutanese Ngultrum/Indian Rupee
  • Yes
  • Bolivia
  • South America
  • Bolivian Boliviano
  • Yes
  • Bosnia and Herzigovina
  • Europe
  • Bosnian Convertible Marka
  • Yes
  • Botswana
  • Africa
  • Botswana Pula
  • Yes
  • Brazil
  • South America
  • Brazilian Real
  • Yes
  • 10/13 law passed specifically allowing digital currency
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Asia
  • British Pound
  • Yes
  • British Virgin Islands
  • North America
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Brunei
  • Asia
  • Brunei Dollar
  • Yes
  • Bulgaria
  • Europe
  • Bulgarian Lev
  • Yes
  • Burkina Faso
  • Africa
  • West African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Burundi
  • Africa
  • Burundian Franc
  • Yes
  • Cambodia
  • Asia
  • Cambodian Riel
  • Yes
  • Cameroon
  • Africa
  • Central African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Canada
  • North America
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Not considered legal tender, but transactions allowed
  • Cape Verde
  • Africa
  • Cape Verdean Escudo
  • Yes
  • Cayman Islands
  • North America
  • Cayman Islands Dollar
  • Yes
  • Central African Republic
  • Africa
  • Central African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Chad
  • Africa
  • Central African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Chile
  • South America
  • Chilean Peso
  • Yes
  • No gov't regulation, US expats pushing for its use
  • China
  • Asia
  • Renminbi (Chinese Yuan)
  • No
  • Banned by central bank and government, 12/13
  • Christmas Island
  • Asia
  • Australian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Asia
  • Australian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Colombia
  • South America
  • Colombian Peso
  • Yes
  • Comoro Islands
  • Africa
  • Comorian Franc
  • Yes
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Africa
  • Congolese Franc
  • Yes
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Africa
  • Central African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Cook Islands
  • Oceania
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Yes
  • Costa Rica
  • North America
  • Costa Rican Colón
  • Yes
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Africa
  • West African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Croatia
  • Europe
  • Croatian Kuna
  • Yes
  • Not considered legal tender, but transactions allowed
  • Cuba
  • North America
  • Cuban Peso
  • Yes
  • Cyprus
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Central bank labeled it "dangerous," but legal to use
  • Czech Republic
  • Europe
  • Czech Koruna
  • Yes
  • Denmark
  • Europe
  • Danish Krone
  • Yes
  • Main bank rejected it as currency, but legal to use
  • Djibouti
  • Africa
  • Djiboutian Franc
  • Yes
  • Dominica
  • North America
  • East Caribbean Dollar
  • Yes
  • Dominican Republic
  • North America
  • Dominican Peso
  • Yes
  • Ecuador
  • South America
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Egypt
  • Africa
  • Egyptian Pound
  • Yes
  • El Salvador
  • North America
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Africa
  • Central African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Eritrea
  • Africa
  • Eritrean Nakfa
  • Yes
  • Estonia
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Legal to use; central bank labeled it as "Ponzi Scheme"
  • Ethiopia
  • Africa
  • Ethiopian Birr
  • Yes
  • Falkland Islands
  • South America
  • Falkland Islands Pound
  • Yes
  • Faroe Islands
  • Europe
  • Faroese Króna/Danish Krone
  • Yes
  • Fiji
  • Oceania
  • Fijian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Finland
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Transaction & gains taxed; losses can't be decducted
  • France
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Central bank considers it "speculative"
  • French Guiana
  • South America
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • French Polynesia (Tahiti)
  • Oceania
  • French Pacific (CFP) Franc
  • Yes
  • Gabon
  • Africa
  • Central African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Gambia
  • Africa
  • Gambian Dalasi
  • Yes
  • Gaza Strip
  • Asia
  • Israeli Shekel
  • Yes
  • Georgia
  • Asia
  • Georgian Lari
  • Yes
  • Germany
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Categorized & treated as a "foreign currency"
  • Ghana
  • Africa
  • Ghanaian Cedi
  • Yes
  • Gibraltar
  • Europe
  • Gibraltar Pound/British Pound
  • Yes
  • Greece
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • No government intervention planned
  • Greenland
  • North America
  • Danish Krone
  • Yes
  • Grenada
  • North America
  • East Caribbean Dollar
  • Yes
  • Guadeloupe
  • North America
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Guam
  • Oceania
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Guatemala
  • North America
  • Guatemalan Quetzal
  • Yes
  • Guernsey
  • Europe
  • Guernsey Pound
  • Yes
  • Guinea
  • Africa
  • Guinean Franc
  • Yes
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Africa
  • West African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Guyana
  • South America
  • Guyanese Dollar
  • Yes
  • Haiti
  • North America
  • Haitian Gourde
  • Yes
  • Honduras
  • North America
  • Honduran Lempira
  • Yes
  • Hong Kong
  • Asia
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Yes
  • Treasury Sec'y expressed fraud & laundering dangers
  • Hungary
  • Europe
  • Hungarian Forint
  • Yes
  • Iceland
  • Europe
  • Icelandic Króna/li>
  • No
  • Central bank prohibits foreign exchange trading
  • India
  • Asia
  • Indian Rupee
  • Maybe
  • Strongly negative bank opinion of digital currency
  • Indonesia
  • Asia
  • Indonesian Rupiah
  • Yes
  • No regulation plans, but considered "risky"
  • Iran
  • Asia
  • Iranian Rial
  • Yes
  • Iraq
  • Asia
  • Iraqi Dinar
  • Yes
  • Ireland
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Legal to use, taxation being considered
  • Isle of Man
  • Europe
  • Manx Pound/British Pound
  • Yes
  • Israel
  • Asia
  • Israeli Shekel
  • Yes
  • Taxation being considered, cybercrime an issue
  • Italy
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • No regulation, defers to EU warnings of possible risk
  • Jamaica
  • North America
  • Jamaican Dollar
  • Yes
  • Japan
  • Asia
  • Japanese Yen
  • Yes
  • No official comment as of 2/14
  • Jersey
  • Europe
  • Jersey Pound/British Pound
  • Yes
  • Jordan
  • Asia
  • Jordanian Dinar
  • Yes
  • Kazakhstan
  • Asia
  • Kazakhstani Tenge
  • Yes
  • Kenya
  • Africa
  • Kenyan Shilling
  • Yes
  • Kiribati
  • Oceania
  • Kiribati Dollar/Australian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Kuwait
  • Asia
  • Kuwaiti Dinar
  • Yes
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Asia
  • Kyrgyzstani Som
  • Yes
  • Laos
  • Asia
  • Lao Kip
  • Yes
  • Latvia
  • Europe
  • Latvian Lats
  • Yes
  • Lebanon
  • Asia
  • Lebanese Pound
  • Yes
  • Lesotho
  • Africa
  • Lesotho Loti
  • Yes
  • Liberia
  • Africa
  • Liberian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Libya
  • Africa
  • Libyan Dinar
  • Yes
  • Liechtenstein
  • Europe
  • Swiss Franc
  • Yes
  • Lithuania
  • Europe
  • Lithuanian Litas
  • Yes
  • Luxembourg
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Macau
  • Asia
  • Macanese Pataca
  • Yes
  • Macedonia
  • Europe
  • Macedonian Denar
  • Yes
  • Madagascar
  • Africa
  • Malagasy Ariary
  • Yes
  • Malawi
  • Africa
  • Malawian Kwacha
  • Yes
  • Malaysia
  • Asia
  • Malaysian Ringgit
  • Yes
  • No government intervention planned
  • Maldives
  • Asia
  • Maldivian Rufiyaa
  • Yes
  • Mali
  • Africa
  • West African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Malta
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • No government intervention planned
  • Marshall Islands
  • Oceania
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Martinique
  • North America
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Mauritania
  • Africa
  • Mauritanian Ouguiya
  • Yes
  • Mauritius
  • Africa
  • Mauritian Rupee
  • Yes
  • Mayotte
  • Africa
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Mexico
  • North America
  • Mexican Peso
  • Yes
  • Micronesia
  • Oceania
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Moldova
  • Europe
  • Moldovan Leu
  • Yes
  • Monaco
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Mongolia
  • Asia
  • Mongolian Tögrög
  • Yes
  • Montenegro
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Montserrat
  • North America
  • East Caribbean Dollar
  • Yes
  • Morocco
  • Africa
  • Moroccan Dirham
  • Yes
  • Mozambique
  • Africa
  • Mozambican Metical
  • Yes
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Asia
  • Burmese Kyat
  • Yes
  • Namibia
  • Africa
  • Namibian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Nauru
  • Oceania
  • Australian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Nepal
  • Asia
  • Nepalese Rupee
  • Yes
  • Netherlands
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • No official stance; considered "speculative" currency
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • North America
  • Dutch Guilder/Netherlands Antilles Guilder
  • Yes
  • New Caledonia
  • Oceania
  • French Pacific (CFP) Franc
  • Yes
  • New Zealand
  • Oceania
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Yes
  • OK as long as not used as physical notes or coins
  • Nicaragua
  • North America
  • Nicaraguan Córdoba
  • Yes
  • Niger
  • Africa
  • West African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Nigeria
  • Africa
  • Nigerian Naira
  • Yes
  • Niue
  • Oceania
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Yes
  • Norfolk Island
  • Oceania
  • Australian Dollar
  • Yes
  • North Korea
  • Asia
  • North Korean Won
  • No
  • Officially, trade can only be made in North Korean won
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Oceania
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Norway
  • Europe
  • Norwegian Krone
  • No
  • Accepted as an asset, but not as money
  • Oman
  • Asia
  • Omani Rial
  • Yes
  • Pakistan
  • Asia
  • Pakistani Rupee
  • Yes
  • Palau
  • Oceania
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Panama
  • North America
  • Panamanian Balboa/United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Oceania
  • Papua New Guinian Kina
  • Yes
  • Paraguay
  • South America
  • Paraguayan Guaraní
  • Yes
  • Peru
  • South America
  • Peruvian Nuevo Sol
  • Yes
  • Philippines
  • Asia
  • Philippine Peso
  • Yes
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Oceania
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Yes
  • Poland
  • Europe
  • Polish Z
  • Yes
  • Considering taxation; defers to EU warnings of risk
  • Portugal
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Allowed, but not considered "safe" currency
  • Puerto Rico
  • North America
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Qatar
  • Asia
  • Qatari Riyal
  • Yes
  • Reunion Island
  • Africa
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Romania
  • Europe
  • Romanian Leu
  • Yes
  • Russia
  • Asia
  • Russian Ruble
  • Maybe
  • No regulation, but some believe only rubles are legal
  • Rwanda
  • Africa
  • Rwandan Franc
  • Yes
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • North America
  • East Caribbean Dollar
  • Yes
  • Saint Lucia
  • North America
  • East Caribbean Dollar
  • Yes
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • North America
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • North America
  • East Caribbean Dollar
  • Yes
  • Samoa
  • Oceania
  • Samoan T
  • Yes
  • San Marino
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Africa
  • São Tomé and Príncipe Dobra
  • Yes
  • Saudia Arabia
  • Asia
  • Saudi Riyal
  • Yes
  • Senegal
  • Africa
  • West African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Serbia
  • Europe
  • Serbian Dinar
  • Yes
  • Seychelles
  • Africa
  • Seychellois Rupee
  • Yes
  • Sierra Leone
  • Africa
  • Sierra Leonean Leone
  • Yes
  • Singapore
  • Asia
  • Singapore Dollar
  • Yes
  • Legal, but investors are strongly warned against its use
  • Slovakia
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Slovenia
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Taxation being considered
  • Solomon Islands
  • Oceania
  • Solomon Islands Dollar
  • Yes
  • Somalia
  • Africa
  • Somali Shilling
  • Yes
  • South Africa
  • Africa
  • South African Rand
  • Yes
  • South Korea
  • Asia
  • South Korean Won
  • No
  • Rejected as a legitimate currency
  • Spain
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Taxation allowed via bartering rules
  • Sri Lanka
  • Asia
  • Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Yes
  • Sudan
  • Africa
  • Sudanese Pound
  • Yes
  • Suriname
  • South America
  • Surinamese Dollar
  • Yes
  • Svalbard
  • Europe
  • Norwegian Krone
  • Yes
  • Swaziland
  • Africa
  • Swazi Lilangeni
  • Yes
  • Sweden
  • Europe
  • Swedish Krona
  • Yes
  • Switzerland
  • Europe
  • Swiss Franc
  • Yes
  • Syria
  • Asia
  • Syrian Pound
  • Yes
  • Taiwan
  • Asia
  • New Taiwan Dollar
  • Yes
  • Legal, but investors are strongly warned against its use
  • Tajikistan
  • Asia
  • Tajikistani Somoni
  • Yes
  • Tanzania
  • Africa
  • Tanzanian Shilling
  • Yes
  • Thailand
  • Asia
  • Thai Baht
  • No
  • Governmental ban issued 7/13
  • Timor-Leste
  • Asia
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Togo
  • Africa
  • West African CFA Franc
  • Yes
  • Tokelau
  • Oceania
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Yes
  • Tonga
  • Oceania
  • Tongan Pa'anga
  • Yes
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • North America
  • Trinidad and Tobago Dollar
  • Yes
  • Tunisia
  • Africa
  • Tunisian Dinar
  • Yes
  • Turkey
  • Europe/Asia
  • Turkish Lira
  • Yes
  • Legal, but banking regulators warn strongly against its use
  • Turkmenistan
  • Asia
  • Turkmenistan Manat
  • Yes
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • North America
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Tuvalu
  • Oceania
  • Tuvaluan Dollar/Australian Dollar
  • Yes
  • Uganda
  • Africa
  • Ugandan Shilling
  • Yes
  • Ukraine
  • Asia
  • Ukrainian Hryvnia
  • Yes
  • Processors must register with National Bank of Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Asia
  • United Arab Emirates Dirham
  • Yes
  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • British Pound
  • No
  • Excluded as a valid currency by central banking authority
  • United States
  • North America
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Considered property, not a currency
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • North America
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Uruguay
  • South America
  • Uruguayan Peso
  • Yes
  • Uzbekistan
  • Asia
  • Uzbekistani Som
  • Yes
  • Vanuatu
  • Oceania
  • Vanuatu Vatu
  • Yes
  • Vatican City
  • Europe
  • Euro
  • Yes
  • Venezuela
  • South America
  • Venezuelan Bolivar
  • Yes
  • Vietnam
  • Asia
  • Vietnamese Dong
  • Yes
  • Wake Island
  • Oceania
  • United States Dollar
  • Yes
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Oceania
  • French Pacific (CFP) Franc
  • Yes
  • West Bank
  • Asia
  • Israeli Shekel
  • Yes
  • Western Sahara
  • Africa
  • Moroccan Dirham
  • Yes
  • Yemen
  • Asia
  • Yemeni Rial
  • Yes
  • Zambia
  • Africa
  • Zambian Kwacha
  • Yes

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